Duluth discusses new dog park and fencing lead paint property

By KBJR News 1

March 20, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 1:24 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Neighbors gathered Thursday to discuss the future of two city owned parcels of land in East Duluth.

The first, located on 41st Avenue East and Jay Street, previously housed a water and gas maintenance facility.

City officials this spring found lead paint on the property making it a health hazard to citizens.

Once the snow melts, a fence will be put around the perimeter of the property to keep people out.

Meanwhile, a new dog park was proposed one block away at Russell Square on 42nd Avenue.

Keene Creek is currently the only dog park in Duluth.

Northlanders think this second park will be more convenient.

"A lot of people around here just don't go because there isn't a dog park close by and it takes too much time to go all the way out there just to let your dog run around for a little bit, so it would be nice to have one around here," Samantha Bird, a dog owner said.

Another public comment hearing on the dog park will take place near the end of April.